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The Purpose of Home

Home for the Holidays
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on December 23, 2014 in  Albert Lea  Owatonna
What is the purpose of home?   We commonly view a home as a place where you eat, sleep and watch TV, but is it anything more than that?  At Coldwell Banker, we think so! At its core, a home is a gathering place where you can celebrate life’s occasions with those you love.  The holidays are one of the most prominent times where we gather with loved ones at home so when stumbling across the song I’ll Be Home by Meghan Trainor, it was something that needed to be shared.  The s... read more

Burglary Prevention

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on December 18, 2014 in  Albert Lea  Owatonna
Did you know a home burglary happens every 13 seconds?  With the holiday season being a popular time for homeowners to close their blinds, lock up the house and travel closer to friends and family across the country, we want your home and its belongings to stay the way you left them.  Combat burglary with these preventative tips and feast your eyes on these astonishing statistics: ... read more

Humidity in Your Home

7 Ways to Help Reduce Humidity
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on December 16, 2014 in  Home Maintenance
Are your windows covered in ice? Do you find yourself constantly wiping condensation off the windows just so you can see out?  If so, know that it’s not a window problem; it’s an air management problem in your home.    This condensation is often the result of a tight seal on windows that isn’t allowing moisture to escape.  While the tight seal helps keep your home energy efficient, the result of condensation is often viewed as a pesky problem throughout the cold months.... read more

DIY Project

Give A Sentimental Christmas Gift
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on December 12, 2014 in  Albert Lea  Owatonna
      Know someone who just moved? Keep the memories of their home alive with a DIY key Christmas ornament.May the key to a great gift this year be thoughtful! Enjoy the holiday season and happy DIYing!... read more

4 Staging Tips for the Holidays

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on December 11, 2014 in  Albert Lea  Owatonna  Sellers
           Adding the right amount of seasonal cheer could be the magical touch in attracting serious buyers this season.  Here are a few ways to create that extra warmth without distracting from your homes' standout features.Lighting: Keep decorative lighting modest.  Try stringing bright white lights across the mantle or in vases on a side table.  Stay away from stringing lights across every door and window.   Minimal Color:  Accessorie... read more
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